[quote=“raysman1”]This is only my 2nd time playing Little League, I’m 12.
Last season it took me 16 games to get a hit, now it’s only taken me 5 to get 2 hits(even though I never keep my eye on the ball). But, ok, let’s get to the point.
Every time I go up to bat, and someone fast is throwing it. I freak out. My legs start shaking, I’m even more scared now. I was hit square in the elbow about 2 weeks ago…I was really affected by that. How should I get over my fright of getting hit?[/quote]
I was scared of getting hit when I was your age, then i realized something: The pitcher spends all day practicing hitting the catcher in the mitt and it just so happens that mitt isn’t behind you. You just have to trust the pitcher.
When I was your age I was scared of a ball coming no faster than 60 miles an hour. Now I crowd the plate against guys that are throwing 85+, the only difference is trust and knowing that if it’s coming at me I can just turn my back.